Opposition protests cannot harm govt: Governor

Opposition protests cannot harm govt: Governor

LAHORE, Sep 15 (APP): Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar said on Wednesday the opposition would only  waste its time and also of the public by taking to the streets because the government was not going to fall by such protests and elections would be held in 2023.

It is not the time for personal interests but to protect national interest, he said and added that
sacrifices of Pak Army against terrorism were praiseworthy.

He stated this while talking to the Chairperson Punjab Women Protection Authority Fatima Chadharr,
delegates of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf and media here.

The Governor said that people had given the mandate of five years to the government and
completing its tenure was the constitutional and democratic right of government, adding that
the government would complete its legal tenure and elections would be held on time.

Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar said the incumbent government believed in the rule of law and
targeting political opponents was out of the question. He further said that for the first time in
the country, transparency and supremacy of merit had been ensured at every level.

He said that Tehreek e Insaaf saved Pakistan from economic crisis by making difficult decisions, and,
today, economic stability of Pakistan was being acknowledged by all international institutions.

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar said that opposition parties have had protested
against the government in the past but the government was not intimidated by such protests.

The opposition should understand that the government was stable and strong under the leadership
of Prime Minister Imran Khan and enjoyed the full support of masses.

The Governor Punjab said the government would ensure all steps for the protection of women
and any kind of oppression and injustice with women would not be tolerated. An awareness
campaign for the protection of women was also being launched in universities, he added.